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P. Kay Wagoner, ’70, ’78, Creates Graduate Scholarship

Wagoner family during a visit to the School of Nursing.

Dr. P. Kay Wagoner and her husband Dr. Kenneth N. May, Jr. have established The John and Lucy Wagoner Graduate Nursing Scholarship Fund to honor Dr. Wagoner’s parents, who sent three daughters through the School of Nursing.

The scholarship will be awarded to graduate nursing students of merit, with special emphasis on the aging population and patient, women’s health issues, and living with cancer. Preference will also be given to a recipient who is a North Carolinian or who plans to practice in a North Carolina community.

Both John and Lucy are North Carolina natives who grew up in farming families and reside in Alamance County. Recognizing the value of education and the quality of instruction at UNC-Chapel Hill, they provided the financial support and encouragement necessary for their three daughters, P. Kay Wagoner, Margaret Wagoner Gilliam and Jackie Wagoner Disher, to graduate from the SON. All three have also gone on to advance their education in differing areas of practice. Mirroring the support given by her parents, Dr. Wagoner, along with her family, will provide the means to help future nursing students achieve their goals.